Liquid tumour marker control
Covering a total of 15 commonly tested and esoteric cancer antigens and tumour markers, the Acusera multi-analyte liquid tumour marker control is ready to use. The material is highly convenient and easy for laboratory staff. The addition of assayed target values enables laboratories to effectively monitor measurements with both accuracy and precision. The liquid stable nature not only eliminates the need for reconstitution but reduces the amount of human handling necessary and allows the material to be shipped and stored conveniently at 2-8oC. The serum is 100% human in origin providing a matrix similar to the patient sample but also reducing antibody interference and the possibility of control values shifting after changing reagent batch. Three distinct and clinically significant levels of control are available with analytes present at desirable levels. The convenient 6 x 3mL pack size and refrigerated open vial stability of 30 days for all analytes helps to increase laboratory efficiency while keeping waste and costs to a minimum. As a true third party control laboratories can use it to independently assess the performance of their tumour marker testing. Fully assayed, instrument specific target values are generated via a number of external laboratories and are provided for many common clinical chemistry and immunoassay systems. The control is compatible for use with Acusera 24.7, a web based inter-laboratory data management programme. With 24-7 users benefit from the company’s extensive range of data management tools and gain access to peer group data from thousands of laboratories worldwide. The programme uniquely updates peer group data every 24 hours giving laboratories access to the most up to date information available.